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CRUX

"cross"

Excruciating, crux, crucial

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Excruciating

Adj, "extremely painful; agonizing"
Root: CRUX
Syn: unbearable
Ant: plesant

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Crux

Noun, "the most important or decisive point"
Root: CRUX
Syn: essence
Ant: extra

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Crucial

Adj, "extremely necessary; essential"
Root: CRUX

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DOL

"to feel pain; to be grieved"

Indolent, doleful, dolorous

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Indolent

Adj, "lazy; averse to work"
Root: DOL
Syn: listless
Ant: robust

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Doleful

Adj, "sad; mournful"
Root: DOL
Syn: depressed
Ant: cheerful

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Dolorous

Adj, "mournful; gloomy"
Root: DOL
Syn: bleak
Ant: uplifting

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ACRI

"sharp"

Acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, exacerbate

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Acerbic

Adj, "harsh and bitting in tone"
Root: ACRI
Syn: sharp
Ant: bland

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Acrid

Adj, "stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating"
Root: ACRI

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Acrimonious

Adj, "exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood"
Root: ACRI
Syn: bitter
Ant: civil

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Exacerbate

Verb, "to make worse or more severe"
Root: ACRI
Syn: aggravate
Ant: ease

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FERV

"to boil; be warm"

Fervent, fervor, effervescent

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Fervent

Adj, "passionately excited or enthusiastic"
Root: FERV
Syn: fiery
Ant: indifferent

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Fervor

Noun, "emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm"
Root: FERV
Syn: eagerness
Ant: apathy

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Effervescent

Adj, "highly spirited; animated"
Root: FERV
Syn: bubbly
Ant: lifeless